"Coppertoxic.com is a major contribution to understanding this health problem that has destroyed so many lives."
~Dr. Malter, PhD
"Your work was the single most important discovery of my life. What you're doing is truly saving women's lives."
"Thank you for the amazing contribution you have made. Coppertoxic.com is a critical part of my practice. It's the go to place for my patients.”
~Abdul Saad (MPsych-Clin)
"I have been researching copper toxicity for many years, and your website remains the most honest and thorough analysis of copper toxicity on the internet." ~David Morgan
This site began as a work of love after witnessing the heartbreaking effects of copper toxicity in a loved one; and out of love for 2 very special little girls so they can grow up in a world that, hopefully, will one day provide more informed consent to women being put on birth control.
Countless hundreds of volunteeer hours have gone into the creation of this site, and the associated research, simply to bring forth knowledge that has existed for at least the past half-century, but has, for various reasons, been kept off people's radar. Evolved from its loved-based personal origin, today this site provides a voice for millions, helping people connect the dots, and offers real answers to those experiencing side effects from copper toxicity and/or their copper IUD.
So many have suffered, with lives and families destroyed (as many have shared on this page), in part due to the denial and lack of understanding surrounding this mineral imbalance. Access to this information has been blocked over the years on various forums. For the sake of women's health everywhere, we can do better. Through this site, and expanding upon the research and writings of some of the pioneering experts mentioned below, our goal is to increase much needed public awareness and education surrounding copper toxicity and the role mineral imbalances play in physical and mental health, energy, and relationships.
Beyond the author's own experience including both personal as well as through clinical HTMA practice, case studies, and having worked personally with thousands of copper toxic clients, much of the information provided on this site is based on the lifework of several pioneering doctors and experts in this field. A few of these individuals who have given us so much pioneering knowledge and deserve recognition include:
Dr. Carl Pfeiffer, PhD., MD (physician, biochemist, specializing in orthomolecular psychiatry focusing on schizophrenia, author of Mental and Elemental Nutrients...) Dr. Eck (widely considered the authority on the science of balancing body chemistry through hair tissue mineral analysis and founder of Analytical Research Labs) Dr. Watts, PhD (Dr. Ecks past partner at ARL, and founder of Trace Elements Inc (one of the two top hair testing labs in the U.S.), as well as its Director of Research) Dr. Rick Malter, PhD (40 years experience working with copper toxic patients as a licensed clinical psychologist and nutrition counsellor. A leader and teacher in the field of HTMA, and author of "Shrinking the Judge, Freeing the Inner Child" & "The Strands of Health")
Dr. Hans Selye Ph.D., MD (pioneering endocrinologist, Nobel prize nominee, acknowledged as the "Father" in the field of stress research) Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD (a student of Dr. Eck who, for over 30 years, has focused on nutritional balancing science and copper toxicity research). Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman (pioneering leader in the field of nutrition, columnist, functional and integrative medicine advocate, and author of "Why Am I Always So Tired") Dr. Weston Price (considered the "Isaac Newton of Nutrition, medical researcher, and author of "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration")
...and the many others, not mentioned here, who have devoted their work to bringing greater awareness and understanding to copper toxicity and mineral imbalances in general.
About the Author
Rick Fischer is a certified health coach and consultant, researcher, advanced HTMA practitioner and instructor, nutritional speaker and educator, author, and founder of the ground-breaking mineral-based nutrition and health course Mineral Mastery. His life was profoundly impacted by copper toxicity - witnessing the toll it took on his beloved fiancée. At a time when few support resources existed for copper toxicity, Rick devoted years of his life and thousands of volunteer hours to furthering the research in this field in order to bring awareness to copper toxicity, including through the development of this website.
Over the years, Rick's global leadership in this field has grown to become instrumental behind many of the online support resources now available today. Rick's work (including this website) serves as a key educational resource not only for patients, but also for countless practitioners & health writers who are now mentioning, marketing, and offering support for copper toxicity. Rick is a passionate advocate for advancing awakened nutritional awareness and providing informed consent for women on birth control. He is at the global forefront of helping those affected by copper toxicity and improving education on the role mineral imbalances as a whole play in human psychology, physical and mental health, energy, and relationships.
This site is dedicated to a forever beautiful woman, inspired by her warmth, love,
and our original shared dream of helping women and girls with nutritional knowledge, health and personal self-growth. I hope through this research we as a community can offer greater support, guidance and understanding to those going through similar struggles, providing people in general and women in particular with vital nutritional knowledge that can unlock a door to the rediscovery of their highest and healthiest potential, while also reducing the risk of associated symptoms in our children and future generations.
"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
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